Maintenance

Dishwasher Rinse Aid: Yes or No?

Ever look at your dishwasher door and wonder what the second smaller plastic reservoir beside the one designated for soap is for? You’re not alone! This little mystery has stumped many who, day in and day out, use their dishwasher religiously. Most just leave it empty assuming it’s a manufacturer’s mistake. There is no problem […]

February 27th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance|

Your Most Organized Tax Season Ever!

It’s “that time” again…time to start planning your tax season strategy for 2019. This year, the Canada Revenue Agency starts accepting returns on Tuesday, February 26th, and the last day to submit is Tuesday, April 30th. The good news is that if you start today, you’ve got more than two months to get your paperwork […]

February 22nd, 2019|Maintenance, Organization Tips|

How to Clean a Spiralizer

Spiralizers have come a long way in cost and ease of use, and right now they can be found in most homes across Canada. Some companies have taken the vegetable noodle concept one step further by offering electric and manual machines with different blades which produce anything from thin spiral slices to julienne noodles to […]

February 20th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance|

How to Clean a Velour Blanket

On cold winter weekends, curling up by the fire with a good book is a wonderful indulgence. Especially, if you have a plush velour throw to keep you warm. If you’re more of the outward-bound type, a plush velour throw is still your best friend après anything. But how do you keep the fibres fresh […]

January 30th, 2019|Laundry, Maintenance|

How to Clean a Waffle Maker

January is notorious for its lack of fun, as typically on the first day of the new year people declare all manner of new regimens and intentions. Frugality and fitness are highly popular, but nothing beats everyone’s desire to cleanse and curb all-things-food. It’s like everyone chooses to slam the door on the delicious indulgences […]

January 23rd, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance|

Toilet Bowl Goals

Ask a room of a thousand people, “What brings you joy?” and travel, relationships and fulfilling work will top the lists. Not one will say scrubbing my toilet. But we’re here to help reset your thought pattern when it comes to this unglamorous but necessary chore. By channeling the motivational wisdom of gurus like Tony […]

January 11th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance|

The Easiest Ways to Clean Up Your Paperwork

Whether you set New Year’s Resolutions or not, you wouldn’t mind if your mailbox chaos, the endless school forms, and the medical appointment reminders magically organized themselves. Or simply disappeared altogether, right?! We hate to tell you that there’s no magic bullet, but we can assure you that there are a few guaranteed ways to […]

January 9th, 2019|Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Cleaning Resolutions for the New Year

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions can often be a challenge. But, typically, the challenge lies in the scope of the resolution rather than the task itself. This year, what about focusing your efforts on five cleaning resolutions that will benefit the whole household?

Schedule it!

Grab a pen and your old-school paper calendar, laptop or mobile phone […]

January 4th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Organization Tips, Winter|

How to Clean Your Festive & Functional Burlap Decor

Whether it’s a decorative pillow cover, heirloom decoration, table runner or a Christmas tree skirt, if it’s made of burlap, there are a few things you need to know. This chic rustic material can be cleaned and remain intact for decades but only if you follow these five cleaning rules:

Rule #1:  Don’t Put Burlap in […]

December 28th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Decorating, Maintenance|

Can a Basket Change Your Life?

Yes! One lone basket can alter the course of your day, your week, and eventually your life! Whether it’s your favourite fruit basket from Belize, your grandmother’s treasured egg basket, or a wooden basket you found by someone’s trash heap on garbage day, you’re on your way to getting organized.  Here’s how:

Fruit Basket

If it were […]

December 26th, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Organization Tips|